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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline.
"I like the rhyming, structure, and orderliness of the story. The setting and subject are fun and diverting. Madeline is Every Girl, with her sense of adventure and pluck."
I like me! by Nancy Carlson Carlson, Nancy. I like me!
"I have a best friend...that best friend is me" is only the beginning of this book about self acceptance, and having a positive yet realistic attitude about life in general. (Oh yeah, it's deep.)"
The Best-Loved Doll by Rebecca Caudill Caudill, Rebecca. The best-loved doll
"This was probably the first book I ever borrowed from a library; it was certainly the one I remember the most!  (OK, I’m showing my age.)"
Click, clack, moo : cows that type by Doreen Cronin Cronin, Doreen. Click, clack, moo : cows that type
"What's not great about cows that type?"
Beegu by Alexis Deacon Deacon, Alexis. Beegu
"Adorable illustrations and a real heart-tugger about homesick space alien"
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Bark, George by Jules Feiffer Feiffer,Jules. Bark, George
"Hilarious cumulative tale about a dog going to the vet, with a twist ending."
Millions of cats by Wanda Gag Gag, Wanda. Millions of cats
"I remember listening to it on Captain Kangaroo when I was little.  It was also the first book I bought for my son when he was a baby."
No Cover Available Gwynne, Fred. Easy to see why
"A funny book about a dog contest.  Why did a certain dog win?  It's easy to see why when you read the book."
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban Hoban, Russell. Bread and jam for Frances
"Bread and Jam for Frances - covers some of the early childhood asserting of one's self; only wanting to eat bread and jam and eventually realizing as her parents only give her bread and jam that she would like something else. Lots of love; good parental discipline and wisdom"
The year of the perfect Christmas tree by Gloria Houston Houston, Gloria. The year of the perfect Christmas tree
"A  heartwarming story that is what Christmas is really all about."
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No Cover Available Hughes, Shirley. Out and about
"Short poems spanning a year of seasons with cozy illustrations."
The doorbell rang by Pat Hutchins Hutchins, Pat. The doorbell rang
" My mom would bring home the storytime kit from the library complete with plastic chocolate chip cookies and we would use them to apply fractions every time someone new showed up at the door in the story. After we read the book, we would then bake real cookies to share!!"
Harold and the purple crayon by Crockett Johnson Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the purple crayon
"I love this book (and its sequels) because it shows what can be done with the power of imagination"
Grandpa Toad's Secrets by Keiko Kasza Kasza,Keiko. Grandpa Toad's secrets
"Grandpa Toad shares his special secrets with little toad, and little toad becomes a hero, making Grandpa beam with pride!"
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel Lobel, Arnold. Frog and toad are friends
"Again humor and people (or animals) relating to each other. Very real - the annoyances and pleasures of friendship; fears; helping each other"
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Chicka chicka boom boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault Martin,Jr, Bill. Chicka chicka boom boom
"I love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (the ABC one) by Bill Martin.  I read it many times individually to the 2 and 3 year olds when I worked at a Day School last year - it is such a colourful and easy to follow book, andsomehow holds the attention of the even the youngest child!"
One morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey McCloskey, Robert .One morning in Maine
"A story about a little girl who has lost a tooth; her striving for maturity and independence - obviously one of the first steps but she is proud of herself when she acts like a big girl; a different part of the country - they boated to the store! digging up clams... having clam chowder for lunch"
Edward and the pirates by David McPhail McPhail, David. Edward and the pirates
"Because the pirates teach Edward to read and that opens up the world to him."
Stephanie's ponytail by Robert Munsch Munsch,Robert. Stephanie's ponytail
"The title attracted me because my daughter's name is Stephanie, but the book is funny and the lesson is to be yourself and not copy what others do. "
Merle the high flying squirrel by Bill Peet Peet, Bill. Merle the high flying squirrel
"Good plot; Merle gets blown off course and travels the whole U.S. Lots of adventure!"
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Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey Pilkey, Dav. Kat Kong
"It's a cute story with great characters that teaches us a good lesson!"
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner Schachner, Judy. Skippyjon Jones
"I love the Skippyjon Jones books because they are about an adventurous Siamese Cat.  I love Grannyman because it is a cute story of an old Siamese cat who befriends a new kitten."
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak Sendak, Maurice. Where the wild things are
"I grew up with this book as my mom used to read it and act it out to my siblings and me once every week. The words in this book are very simple but the imagery is good and the main character Max was so relatable at the time."
Horton hatches the egg by Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss. Horton hatches the egg
"One of the best repeated line stories ever:  “I meant what I said and I said what I meant…An elephant’s faithful, 100%!”"
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss. One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
"First Dr. Seuss book I remember reading.  Loved it then, still love it!"
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The napping house by Audrey Wood Wood, Audry. The napping house
"My mom read this book to us also. This book was humorous and I remembered thinking the illustrations were good but the colors used made it seem like the book was in darkness so it made me feel sleepy afterwards. Note to parents: if children can't get to sleep, read this book and physically yawn at every page turn."
Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood Wood, Audry.Quick as a cricket
"It was truly one of my children's favorites."
Commander Toad and the Space Pirates by Jane Yolen Yolen, Jane. Commander Toad and the space pirates
"I love Commander Toad!This is a takeoff of Star Trek and Star Wars. Kids really need to be in second grade to catch some of the jokes."
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion Zion, Gene. Harry the dirty dog
"I like the humor and the love in this one; Harry with the scrubbing brush begging for a bath so his family will reclaim him!"
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